By Bill Tomison and Ted Nesi
Published: January 18, 2017, 1:26 pm Updated: January 18, 2017, 6:35 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Buying an item online at Amazon.com will soon cost a little more for Rhode Islanders.
“The online retailer will begin collecting sales tax for items sold in Rhode Island starting Feb. 1, 2017, according to Jill Shatzen Kerr, Amazon’s public relations manager for public policy.
Kerr declined to answer further questions about the change, but Rhode Island is one of a number of states where Amazon has announced it will begin collecting sales tax this year. The U.S. Supreme Court dealt the company a blow over the issue just last month.
Right now, Amazon items shipped to destinations in roughly half the states are subject to sales tax. That includes Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York, but not Vermont, Maine or New Hampshire (and for the next two weeks, Rhode Island)”…
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